Category Archives: Eschatology

The Lord's Supper (Things Your Preacher Forgot To Tell You!

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Curiously, some consider these scriptures dangerous, or at best a non-issue. I broke this paper into 2 parts and will post the 2nd part in a couple days. Or use it to upload your own PowerPoint slides so you can share them with your teachers, class, students, bosses, employees, customers, potential investors or the world. Since my previous two questions on Premillennialism were nicely answered, it's time for the next one: Postmillennialism is a view of the end times that basically says that things will get better and better, more and more (to eventually almost if not all) are converted, and the church expands.

The Israel Omen II

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Almighty God would never be pleased with having created a world so fragile it could possibly perish because of Satan. Yet, Jesus said to them: Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Matthew 23:33) To believe that today's rabbinical Jews are those people, and to make today's Jews the target of the Last Days prophecies is to ignore the plain condemnation by our Christ of these Jewish leaders.

The Apostolic Preaching and its Developments: Three Lectures

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To bring some perspective into this and to help people deal not only with the biblical material but with their response to present history, we need to realize that there are two basic biblical ways of viewing God’s work in the world. When he lowers his head, there will fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls will scatter from it. Do we recognize churches today where the men bring messages that are not from the Word of God?

When the Son of Man Didn't Come: A Constructive Proposal on

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The Order of the Final Events Proponents of both forms or premillennialism, and of the more specific forms of post-and amillennialism, have often minutely debated the order in which the final events will occur. Isaiah's verse needs to show that a sealed books symbolizes a state of lack of understanding just as we find in Daniel's question for understanding when told it was not for him and that he should seal the book.

Victory Crowned

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He wrote a book for ordinary Catholics looking for answers about the end-times, which attacks the pre-tribulation rapture. This certainly means that the Christian religion is dismissed from the integrating centre of modern society and relieved of its duty of having to represent the highest goal of society, but that is not by any means the end of it. Thus, although these promises were partially fulfilled in the return from the Babylonian captivity in 538 B.

Rouse of the Midnight Roar

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In order to extend them to all peoples, Palmer must confront some real biblical and historical challenges. It is a matter of the "good works" of the eschatological new creation, for which the church has been "created in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:10). And that renewal manifests itself in what Paul calls “fruit”–like faith, hope and love, joy and peace (to mention just some, Gal. 5:22-23), with, we should not miss, the virtually unlimited potential for their concrete expression, both in the corporate witness as well as the personal lives of the people of God.

Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of

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The Apostasy will happen before Christ comes again. Especially the version of Lk 21:20-24 proves that it figures as an event. But the sacrament does not just cause unity, it also shows forth already existing unity - although, paradoxically, that unity may be hidden. [18] In a recent essay, theologian Miroslav Volf wrestles with the implications of the communal nature of the Kingdom of God for eschatology. [19] He argues that the eschaton will not simply be focused on individuals but also on peoples' relationships, since these relations themselves constitute our identity.

Case dismissed: Rebutting common charges against preterism

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In this remarkable and timely work — in many ways the culmination of his systematic theology — world-renowned theologian Jurgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. He will judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off. Purgatory is the name the Church gives to a state of final purification which enables a person who dies in God’s grace to achieve the holiness necessary for Heaven. These end events were to break into this world from somewhere beyond history, and to put an end to the history in which all things here live and move.

If I Should Die Before I Wake: What's Beyond this Life?

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Preterism, Preterist Theology and the Preterist View of Eschatology: Definition Preterism, Preterist Theology and the Preterist View of Eschatology answers “Christianity’s Achilles heel.” In Matthew 24, Matthew 16:28, Matthew 10:23, Mark 8:38-9:1, Mark 14:61-62, and John 21:22 Jesus promises to return within his generation, specifically within the lifetime of the Apostle John and the High Priest Caiaphas. Matthew 24:29 - Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ 30At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all nations of the earth will mourn.

12 Clues: The Prophetic Collision

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So the writer of the pesher on Habakkuk 2:3a says: "Its interpretation is that the final end may be prolonged, indeed longer than anything of which the prophets spoke, for the secrets (or mysteries) of God are for wondrous fulfillment" (1 ab 7:7–8). Millennialism is not an all-encompassing description of eschatology, and ideas concerning the timing of Christ's coming are often not a central issue of eschatology. Idealism may be combined with historicism or futurism, so that the pattern is an echo of a consummate or archetypical event sometime in history or at the end of the world.